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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Is it safe to take baby off medication if his seizures stop?

Is it safe to take baby off medication if his seizures stop?

No: Medications should not be discontinued without consulting your neurologist first. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Effexor (venlafaxine) with epilepsy medication (epilem), im worried its going to worsen my seizures?

Is it safe to take Effexor (venlafaxine) with epilepsy medication (epilem), im worried its going to worsen my seizures?

Yes.: There is data that Effexor can slightly lower the seizure threshold slightly in the general population. In those with epilepsy antidepressants with serotonergic function can actually raise the seizure threshold. The most recent literature clearly states venlafaxine is safe in those with epilepsy: http://www.Sciencedirect.Com/science/article/pii/s0014299911009526. The xr form may be safer still. ...Read more

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Hi, my father is epileptic (70 years old). He hasn't had a seizure in 15 years but takes medication for it. Is it safe for him to take Rhodiola, Magnolia and Gentiana to deal with stress ?

Hi, my father is epileptic (70 years old). He hasn't had a seizure in 15 years but takes medication for it. Is it safe for him to take Rhodiola, Magnolia and Gentiana to deal with stress ?

May stop: if no seizure in 2 years, may consider to stop medications after consultation with his physician. There is no scientific evidence that Rhodiola, Magnolia and Gentiana or other similar products will help to deal with stress ...Read more

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Im on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?

Im on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?

Combo is safe: You can safely take Fastin (phentermine) and Suboxone but there are much better, more effective and safer weight loss drugs then Fastin (phentermine). It is also safe to follow a diet and increase your exercise while taking Suboxone. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me Amitriptyline 50mg at night time and Phentermine 15 mg in am. Are these two medications safe to take at these times?

My doctor prescribed me Amitriptyline 50mg at night time and Phentermine 15 mg in am. Are these two medications safe to  take at these times?

Why amitriptyline?: I'm curious why this was prescribed since it causes drowsiness with other known side effects opposite of phentarmine. I'm assuming it's for depression in this particular case. Please review further of your medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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If i ran out of my seizure medication and had to just stop taking it due to running out when i get it do I take it like i was before?

See below: Don't wait, either call your doctor to renew the medication or go the the emergency room of your local hospital. Either way, it is much better to continue taking medication on a regular basis and not having seizures than possibly being admiited to the hospital because you had a seizure on the street. Or sidewalk and injured yourself. If you go to the ed bring your medication bottle. ...Read more

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What can you do if you accidentally take too much seizure medication?

What can you do if you accidentally take too much seizure medication?

Might need to delay : You might need to delay a dose. Generally, you should get some input from your neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Gail Altschuler
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Phentermine (Definition)

Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more